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What’s the number one job of a leader?

What’s the number one job of a leader?

Average reading time: 3 minutes 35 seconds “Ben, what’s the most important job of a leader?” That was the question that Bruce Scott, the Company Chairman, asked me over dinner one winter’s night. I hadn’t long been promoted to the Senior Leadership Team at World Challenge. I remember the conversation as if it were yesterday. […]

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The devil’s in the email

The devil’s in the email

Average Reading Time: 2 minutes 50 seconds It’s the start of a new year and many of us are returning to work full of good intentions. Intentions to be more effective. Aspirations to be more organised and to get that ever-elusive work-life balance just a bit better. Dreams to be a better leader… to be […]

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17 rules to help you fly in 2019

17 rules to help you fly in 2019

Image by Ricardo Gomes Angel – @ripato   1. Be a good human Whatever you do, always remember that your number one job each day is to strive to be a good human being.   2. The truth about resilience. Resilience isn’t about just “pushing on through”. It’s about looking after ourselves so that we […]

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Nine principles for taking your team from good to great…and beyond

Nine principles for taking your team from good to great…and beyond

Average reading time: 2 minutes Focus on team development, constantly. The only way to build a genuine high-performing team is to work, constantly, on being a high-performing team. Great teams are not built as a result of a single two-day offsite at a nice hotel.   Do the basics well, with ruthless consistency. Bells, whistles […]

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Radical candour

Radical candour

Average reading time: 3 minutes 12 seconds Despite having served in the British Army for ten years, I’m deeply uncomfortable with conflict. My drive to maintain harmony in all aspects of life is so strong that I’ll readily make personal sacrifices in the interest of avoiding any form of conflict.   It’s easy to put […]

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